Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Coaches prepare and train individual athletes or teams for competitive events. They are employed by national and provincial sports organizations, professional and amateur sports teams, sports clubs and universities or they may be self-employed. This unit group also includes sports scouts who identify and recruit athletes for professional sports teams. They are employed by professional sports organizations.
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- Identify strengths and weaknesses of athletes or teams
- Plan, develop and implement training and practice sessions
- Nurture and develop athletes' potential skills and abilities
- Develop, plan and co-ordinate competitive schedules and programs
- Motivate and prepare athletes or teams for competitive events or games
- Formulate competitive strategy, develop game plans and direct athletes and players during games or athletic events
- Analyse and evaluate athletes' or teams' performances and modify training programs.
- Identify and recruit developing athletes for professional sports teams
- Observe and evaluate prospective athletes' skills and performance, and review their past record
- File reports on scouting assessments and recommendations with professional team employers.
Outlook & Prospects for Coaches in Southern Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-08|
Currently the chances of Coaches finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area. With the exception of local Junior A franchises there are few local examples of paid coaches. Junior B or Major Midget may receive payment in the form of a stipend. The vast majority of coaches in the local area are volunteering their time.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Coaches in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Coaches (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- The aquatic centre at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre has suffered construction delays, and its planned November opening has been moved to at least late winter. The arena in the complex opened this fall, and the library is expected to do the same in the coming weeks.
- The new Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in the Bridgewater Business Park opened its ice surface to the public at the end of September. The library and the pools should open before the winter.
- The federal government is contributing over $77,000 for two recreation-oriented projects in the Municipality of Argyle
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